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E 500: Sodium carbonates

E500(i) Sodium carbonate
E500(ii) Sodium bicarbonate
E500(iii) Sodium sesquicarbonate

Produced from seawater or salt. Natural minerals.

Function & characteristics:
Acidity regulators, alkali, and rising agent

Many different products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None, E500 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.



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